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Thursday, October 23, 2008

India for Kids ::Week 2::

This is our second week studying India (scroll down for links a little further in the post). We continued our studies this week and learned more about peacocks, the currency of India, the Taj Mahal and rangoli. Here’s a peek at our week:

Monday
  • Mapping of India - more detailed than what we did last week. We also focused on the surrounding countries and bodies of water. I made a map worksheet for this (below) that you can also download.
  • Henna tattos - the girls had a lot of fun watching Indian brides get the intricate tattoos before their wedding and also watching parts of different wedding ceremonies.
Tuesday
  • Peacocks - we found a short little video clip about them and also found a great info sheet to learn more about them. The girls also spent some time on the easel painting their own peacock (do you recognize it in the slideshow above?).
  • William Carey - missionary to India
Wednesday
  • India's money - the rupee and the paise. I made an information sheet about them (you can click on the thumbnail link below if you would like to download it).

 
Thursday

  • Cooking - the girls helped me make a chicken curry dish (yum) along with Naan bread
  • Taj Mahal - We studied who had it designed and why it was built. We also found a short video clip to see a little more of it
  • Learned about rangoli - a form of Indian art. We used colored rice to design our own patterns.

Some of the books that we used this week





Great links for India

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